Lizzo says “stay in line” and “stay determined” to vote on Election Day 2020.
On Tuesday, the “Truth Hurts” singer shared a powerful message on Instagram, along with a semi-nude photo of herself with the American flag, covering the right side of her body.
“When I think of this country I don’t think of its laws I think of its people,” Lizzo wrote. “I think about how we were raised to be patriotic of violence, propaganda & war. I think about how this country is owned by the oppressor and how the oppressed are locked in a valley of capitalism.”
The Grammy-winning singer said she’s hopeful for the future, thinking of the “young people” and “elders” who have fought and continue to fight to make a difference.
“But I also think of the young people who refuse to be spoon fed mistruths,” Lizzo said. “I think of the elders who bucked against hateful prejudices even when it felt impossible…. Because of you, I’m still hopeful.”
Lizzo went onto share some of her hopes for a country that teaches “true history” to “better understand where we live and how we can do better.”
“I believe in a country that listens to the cries of the protester and doesn’t politicize death,” she continued. “I believe in restoration of this beautiful land and respecting the communities of people who owned America before colonizers renamed it. I believe in fairness, equality, a complete removal of religion in places where it does not belong.”
Lizzo concluded: “I believe in so much, and if I believe it one day I can see it. It may not be tomorrow it may not be today, but it will be one day if we stay activated. We the people, ALL the people, deserve it. Thank you for voting.”
By Rachel George
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